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Friday, December 7, 2012

Archaeologists probe ancient life forms on Barrow Island


Barrow Island lies 50 kilometres off the north west coast of Western Australia. It's an island with a shady past, cut off from the mainland around 700, 000 years ago.

Resources giant Chevron is building a gas extraction hub on Barrow Island that will employ thousands of workers during construction.

But at the same time, a team of archaeologists is piecing together a picture of life on the island thousands of years ago.

Peter Veth, lead chief investigator on the Barrow Island archaeology project and Winthrop Professor of Archaeology at University of Western Australia.

Listen to the podcast as Winthrop explains the work on the island for the past 30 years.




Source: ABC.Net.AU

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